The San Antonio Spurs have never been the flashiest of teams. But Spurs forward Rudy Gay has set himself apart from the rest of the NBA as one of the most stylish players in the league.
The NBA is more than just a basketball league at this point. Players frequently use their time on the court to springboard other interests like competitive gaming, investing, and, increasingly, fashion.
The walk from the parking lot to the locker room has turned into a runway of sorts for NBA players over recent years. Players use the camera time in the depths of NBA arenas to show off their most stylish fits, promote unique causes, or do a little old fashioned trolling.
The San Antonio Spurs have never been among the flashiest of NBA teams. As an organization, they’ve always flown under the radar, focused on the team, and have never been one to create controversy. It also doesn’t help that the most famous player in team history is better known for looking like a father running Saturday errands than a runway model. If Tim Duncan‘s style is the rule then Rudy Gay‘s fits are the exception.
Gay has always had a good sense of style but he’s taken it to a new level this summer. Gay’s sense of style was even recognized by Sports Illustrated when he was named to their Fashionable 50 list.
Note: If I ever walked outside looking like this I would look more like I was trying to masquerade as a peach and less like a fashion icon. Credit to Rudy for being able to flawlessly pull this off.
There are plenty of fashion-forward NBA players. Russell Westbrook, Kyle Kuzma, and Jimmy Butler all come to mind. Rudy Gay is right up there with the best of them. He was even recently included in the Romeo Hunte fashion show in New York City.
There’s no tangible proof that dressing like a model will help you play like a superstar but you know the old saying: look good, feel good, play good.
Gay is coming off of a great season and signed a two-year/$32 million dollar extension with the Spurs this summer. That’s a lot of money to spend on some new outfits.
Rudy is going to be counted on as a valuable contributor for a San Antonio Spurs team that is chasing a record 23rd consecutive playoff appearance. But there’s no reason he can’t look dope while doing it.
The NBA season is coming, and so is the pre-game fashion show. Keep balling out and getting those fits off Rudy.